| Event type

200 metres, Men

Date2 – 3 September 1960
LocationStadio Olimpico, Roma
Participants62 from 47 countries
Olympic Record 20.6 WR / Bobby Joe Morrow USA / 27 November 1956

Ray Norton had won the AAU title over 100/200 in both 1959 and 1960 and had also won the sprint double at the 1959 Pan American Games. He was favored to win the sprint double in Roma as well, but the Olympics turned into a disaster for him. He finished last in the 100 final, finished last in the 200 final, and in the 4×100 relay, ran out of the exchange zone, getting the US team disqualified. With Norton off form, Italy pinned its hopes on Livio Berruti, who had been the only runner to defeat Norton over 200 in 1959. Before the Roma crowd, he won a wildly received gold medal, holding off American Les Carney down the straight. In fifth place was Stone Johnson who turned to pro football in 1963. Playing for the Kansas City Chiefs in an exhibition game in 1963, he sustained a broken neck and died 10 days later.

1596Livio BerrutiITA21.0 (1 h7)20.8 (1 h4)20.5 (1 h2)20.5 (1)Gold
2398Les CarneyUSA21.1 (1 h2)20.9 (1 h3)21.1 (3 h1)20.6 (2)Silver
3465Abdou SèyeFRA21.1 (1 h9)20.8 (1 h2)20.8 (1 h1)20.7 (3)Bronze
4515Marian FoikPOL21.1 (1 h10)20.9 (2 h4)21.0 (2 h1)20.8 (4)
5399Stone JohnsonUSA21.7 (1 h3)20.9 (1 h1)20.8 (3 h2)20.8 (5)
6396Ray NortonUSA21.2 (1 h6)21.0 (2 h2)20.7 (2 h2)20.9 (6)
4 h1 r3/4108Edward JefferysRSA21.1 (1 h12)21.1 (2 h1)21.3 (4 h1)
4 h2 r3/4622Peter RadfordGBR21.1 (1 h5)21.0 (2 h3)20.9 (4 h2)
5 h1 r3/4252Tom RobinsonBAH21.4 (2 h7)21.2 (3 h1)21.5 (5 h1)
5 h2 r3/497Dennis JohnsonWIF21.2 (1 h8)21.1 (3 h3)21.0 (5 h2)
6 h2 r3/4468Paul GenevayFRA21.2 (1 h1)21.1 (3 h4)21.0 (6 h2)
AC h1 r3/4624David SegalGBR21.3 (2 h2)21.1 (3 h2)– (AC h1)
4 h1 r2/475Sam AmukunUGA21.3 (2 h5)21.3 (4 h1)
4 h2 r2/4177Seraphino AntaoKEN21.3 (1 h11)21.3 (4 h2)
4 h3 r2/4466Jocelyn DelecourFRA21.3 (2 h10)21.5 (4 h3)
4 h4 r2/4623David JonesGBR21.2 (2 h6)21.2 (4 h4)
5 h1 r2/4547Yury KonovalovURS21.4 (3 h6)21.3 (5 h1)
5 h2 r2/4549Vadim ArkhipchukURS21.5 (2 h1)21.5 (5 h2)
5 h3 r2/4550Leonid BartenevURS21.8 (2 h4)21.5 (5 h3)
5 h4 r2/4684Carl Fredrik BunæsNOR21.3 (2 h9)21.4 (5 h4)
6 h1 r2/498Cliff BertrandWIF21.3 (3 h9)21.4 (6 h1)
6 h2 r2/438José da ConceiçãoBRA21.3 (2 h8)21.5 (6 h2)
6 h3 r2/4219Sebald SchnellmannSUI21.4 (3 h8)21.5 (6 h3)
6 h4 r2/4265Marcel WendelinGER21.6 (1 h4)21.6 (6 h4)
7 h1 r2/4360Rafael RomeroVEN21.4 (2 h11)21.4 (7 h1)
7 h2 r2/4326Nikolaos GeorgopoulosGRE22.0 (2 h3)22.0 (7 h2)
7 h3 r2/4597Salvatore GiannoneITA21.5 (2 h12)21.8 (7 h3)
3 h1 r1/448Jimmy OmagbemiNGR26.2 (3 h1)
3 h2 r1/4220Peter LaengSUI21.6 (3 h2)
3 h3 r1/4167Clayton GlasgowGUY22.6 (3 h3)
3 h4 r1/4129Michael OkanteyGHA21.8 (3 h4)
3 h5 r1/4192Csaba CsutorásHUN21.7 (3 h5)
3 h7 r1/4359Lloyd MuradVEN21.8 (3 h7)
3 h10 r1/4598Armando SardiITA21.6 (3 h10)
3 h11 r1/4264Manfred GermarGER21.6 (3 h11)
3 h12 r1/4374Hirotada HayaseJPN22.3 (3 h12)
4 h2 r1/4681Shahrudin Mohamed AliMAL22.3 (4 h2)
4 h3 r1/446James RobertsLBR23.1 (4 h3)
4 h4 r1/4255Santiago PlazaMEX22.0 (4 h4)
4 h5 r1/4114Sitiveni MoceidrekeFIJ21.8 (4 h5)
4 h6 r1/4246Ramón VegaPUR21.8 (4 h6)
4 h7 r1/4494Pentti RekolaFIN22.2 (4 h7)
4 h8 r1/4234Jean-Pierre BarraBEL22.3 (4 h8)
4 h9 r1/4671Amos GrodzinowskyISR21.8 (4 h9)
4 h10 r1/4135Lynn EvesCAN21.9 (4 h10)
4 h11 r1/4233Romain PotéBEL22.1 (4 h11)
4 h12 r1/422Falih FahmiIRQ22.6 (4 h12)
5 h4 r1/431Huang Suh-ChuangTPE22.9 (5 h4)
5 h5 r1/488Elmar KunauerAUT22.2 (5 h5)
5 h6 r1/4464Paddy LowryIRL22.1 (5 h6)
5 h7 r1/4182Bouchaib El-MaachiMAR22.3 (5 h7)
5 h8 r1/443Enrique BautistaPHI23.0 (5 h8)
5 h9 r1/482Barry RobinsonNZL22.2 (5 h9)
5 h10 r1/4161Mikhail BachvarovBUL22.2 (5 h10)
5 h11 r1/4451Melanio AsensioESP22.3 (5 h11)
5 h12 r1/46Dennis TippingAUS22.9 (5 h12)
6 h4 r1/4117Abdul KhaliqPAK23.1 (6 h4)
6 h8 r1/42Ali ZaidAFG23.1 (6 h8)
6 h9 r1/4344Lennart JonssonSWE22.3 (6 h9)
6 h10 r1/454Roger BofferdingLUX23.2 (6 h10)
6 h11 r1/4659Aydin OnurTUR22.5 (6 h11)
AC h6 r1/4146Vilém MandlíkTCH– (AC h6)
DNS133Harry JeromeCAN– (DNS h3)
DNS143Enrique FiguerolaCUB– (DNS h1)
DNS79Abebe HailouETH– (DNS h1)
DNS263Armin HaryGER– (DNS h2)
DNS367Hilmar ÞorbjörnssonISL– (DNS h2)
DNS45Emmanuel PutuLBR– (DNS h5)
DNS116Iftikhar ShahPAK– (DNS h1)
DNS62Suthi ManyakassTHA– (DNS h3)

Round One (2 September 1960 — 9:00)

Top two in each heat and next three fastest advanced to the quarter-finals.

Heat One

PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (H)Time (A)
11Paul GenevayFRA21.221.33Q
24Vadim ArkhipchukURS21.521.67Q
35Jimmy OmagbemiNGR26.226.40
DNS6Enrique FiguerolaCUB
DNS3Abebe HailouETH
DNS2Iftikhar ShahPAK

Heat Two

PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (H)Time (A)
15Les CarneyUSA21.121.31Q
24David SegalGBR21.321.48Q
33Peter LaengSUI21.621.75
42Shahrudin Mohamed AliMAL22.322.40
DNS6Armin HaryGER
DNS1Hilmar ÞorbjörnssonISL

Heat Three

PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (H)Time (A)
13Stone JohnsonUSA21.721.81Q
24Nikolaos GeorgopoulosGRE22.022.18Q
35Clayton GlasgowGUY22.622.75
41James RobertsLBR23.123.22
DNS2Harry JeromeCAN
DNS6Suthi ManyakassTHA

Heat Four

PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (H)Time (A)
12Marcel WendelinGER21.621.71Q
23Leonid BartenevURS21.821.89Q
36Michael OkanteyGHA21.821.91
45Santiago PlazaMEX22.022.17
51Huang Suh-ChuangTPE22.923.08
64Abdul KhaliqPAK23.123.24

Heat Five

PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (H)Time (A)
13Peter RadfordGBR21.121.25Q
21Sam AmukunUGA21.321.38Q
36Csaba CsutorásHUN21.721.90
44Sitiveni MoceidrekeFIJ21.821.97
52Elmar KunauerAUT22.222.34
DNS5Emmanuel PutuLBR

Heat Six

PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (H)Time (A)
12Ray NortonUSA21.221.27Q
26David JonesGBR21.221.29Q
35Yury KonovalovURS21.421.50q
43Ramón VegaPUR21.821.94
51Paddy LowryIRL22.122.30
AC4Vilém MandlíkTCHDNF

Heat Seven

PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (H)Time (A)
14Livio BerrutiITA21.021.14Q
21Tom RobinsonBAH21.421.56Q
35Lloyd MuradVEN21.821.86
43Pentti RekolaFIN22.222.27
52Bouchaib El-MaachiMAR22.322.34

Heat Eight

PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (H)Time (A)
14Dennis JohnsonWIF21.221.36Q
26José da ConceiçãoBRA21.321.48Q
31Sebald SchnellmannSUI21.421.59q
45Jean-Pierre BarraBEL22.322.43
53Enrique BautistaPHI23.023.16
62Ali ZaidAFG23.123.22

Heat Nine

PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (H)Time (A)
14Abdou SèyeFRA21.121.21Q
25Carl Fredrik BunæsNOR21.321.46Q
31Cliff BertrandWIF21.321.51q
42Amos GrodzinowskyISR21.821.99
53Barry RobinsonNZL22.222.35
66Lennart JonssonSWE22.322.41

Heat Ten

PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (H)Time (A)
15Marian FoikPOL21.121.28Q
23Jocelyn DelecourFRA21.321.48Q
36Armando SardiITA21.621.81
42Lynn EvesCAN21.921.02
54Mikhail BachvarovBUL22.222.36
61Roger BofferdingLUX23.223.36

Heat Eleven

PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (H)Time (A)
11Seraphino AntaoKEN21.321.44Q
26Rafael RomeroVEN21.421.60Q
33Manfred GermarGER21.621.76
45Romain PotéBEL22.122.27
54Melanio AsensioESP22.322.45
62Aydin OnurTUR22.522.61

Heat Twelve

PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (H)Time (A)
11Edward JefferysRSA21.121.18Q
24Salvatore GiannoneITA21.521.61Q
35Hirotada HayaseJPN22.322.44
46Falih FahmiIRQ22.622.77
53Dennis TippingAUS22.923.09

Quarter-Finals (2 September 1960 — 15:20)

Top three in each heat advanced to the semi-finals.

Heat One

Wind0.0 m/s
PosNrAthleteNOCTime (H)Time (A)
1399Stone JohnsonUSA20.921.08Q
2108Edward JefferysRSA21.121.22Q
3252Tom RobinsonBAH21.221.32Q
475Sam AmukunUGA21.321.47
5547Yury KonovalovURS21.321.52
698Cliff BertrandWIF21.421.57
7360Rafael RomeroVEN21.421.58

Heat Two

Wind0.0 m/s
PosNrAthleteNOCTime (H)Time (A)
1465Abdou SèyeFRA20.820.95Q
2396Ray NortonUSA21.021.14Q
3624David SegalGBR21.121.21Q
4177Seraphino AntaoKEN21.321.43
5549Vadim ArkhipchukURS21.521.58
638José da ConceiçãoBRA21.521.63
7326Nikolaos GeorgopoulosGRE22.022.15

Heat Three

Wind0.0 m/s
PosNrAthleteNOCTime (H)Time (A)
1398Les CarneyUSA20.921.06Q
2622Peter RadfordGBR21.021.12Q
397Dennis JohnsonWIF21.121.25Q
4466Jocelyn DelecourFRA21.521.64
5550Leonid BartenevURS21.521.65
6219Sebald SchnellmannSUI21.521.66
7597Salvatore GiannoneITA21.821.95

Heat Four

Wind0.0 m/s
PosNrAthleteNOCTime (H)Time (A)
1596Livio BerrutiITA20.820.91Q
2515Marian FoikPOL20.921.02Q
3468Paul GenevayFRA21.121.26Q
4623David JonesGBR21.221.33
5684Carl Fredrik BunæsNOR21.421.50
6265Marcel WendelinGER21.621.71

Semi-Finals (3 September 1960 — 15:45)

Top three in each heat advanced to the final.

Heat One

PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (H)Time (A)
12Abdou SèyeFRA20.821.00Q
23Marian FoikPOL21.021.15Q
34Les CarneyUSA21.121.24Q
45Edward JefferysRSA21.321.46
56Tom RobinsonBAH21.521.67
AC1David SegalGBRDQ

Heat Two

PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (H)Time (A)
12Livio BerrutiITA20.520.65Q=WR
25Ray NortonUSA20.720.81Q
31Stone JohnsonUSA20.820.93Q
43Peter RadfordGBR20.921.04
56Dennis JohnsonWIF21.021.16
64Paul GenevayFRA21.021.17

Final (3 September 1960 — 18:00)

Wind0.0 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (H)Time (A)
14Livio BerrutiITA20.520.62=WR
26Les CarneyUSA20.620.69
32Abdou SèyeFRA20.720.83
41Marian FoikPOL20.820.90
53Stone JohnsonUSA20.820.93
65Ray NortonUSA20.921.09